P2P & Copyright


DonarZone.com remind all peer-to-peer software users that – while P2P technology makes it possible to share all kinds of information – some of that information may both be protected by copyright and require the copyright owner’s advance permission to make available to other P2P users. This will often be the case with popular music and other forms of entertainment, including game or other software.

Title 17 of the U.S. Code includes stiff penalties for copyright infringement, including significant fines and – in severe cases – even jail sentences.

All P2P users are urged to respect copyright laws and to learn more about them. The links below can help, but represent just a fraction of the material available on this important issue. Please contact us at P2P United with your suggestions for other links that may make this page more useful.

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